The Cyclades. A group of 56 islands, with the most important being Amorgos, Anafi, Andros, Antiparos, Delos, Ios, Kea, Kimolos, Kythnos, Milos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Santorini, Serifos, Sikinos, Sifnos, Syros, Tinos, Folegandros, as well as the "Minor Cyclades" comprising Donousa, Irakleia, Koufonisia and Schinousa. The cruise on MS Galileo starts from Marina Zeas in the port of Pireas reached by a 40 minute road transfer from Athens airport.
MS Galileo offers 25 cabins. All cabins are located on upper and lower deck and feature large windows or portholes. They all have bathroom with shower, individually controlled A/C, piped music, TV, telephone for internal use, mini safe, hairdryer, adapters (220V). Category C: Lower Deck- 1 Double or 2 Lower Beds The Category C cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with central music, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes, hair dryer & en suite bathroom with shower. Category B: Lower Deck - 2 Lower Beds The Category B cabins are located on the Lower Deck and have portholes. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with central music, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes, hair dryer & en suite bathroom with shower. Category A: Upper Deck - 1 Double or 2 Lower Beds The Category A cabins are located on the Upper Deck and have windows. The cabins are air-conditioned and fitted with central music, internal telephone, safe deposit boxes, hair dryer & en suite bathroom with shower.
THE MOTOR SAILER GALILEO CABIN SPECIFICATIONS: The Galileo's 25 outside guest cabins are located on Upper and Lower Decks, all with large portholes. Elegantly decorated, they have either twin or double sized beds and bathrooms with showers en suite. Category B cabins have flexible bedding arrangement. All cabins are comfortably arranged and beautifully furnished with wooden furniture and light fabrics. Cabins have individually controlled A/C, offer storage space, and are fitted with flat-screen TVs, mini fridge, telephone (for internal use), hairdryers, central music, public address system and safe boxes. Wi-Fi available at a charge. LIFE ON BOARD During the day, life on board centres around the indoor lounge area and dining room, as well as the outdoor areas at the Main, Upper and Sun decks. The Captain will drop anchor at secluded bays and beautiful uninhabited islands where, weather permitting, guests enjoy swimming, snorkelling, kayaking. MAIN DECK LOUNGE & DINING ROOM Renovated in 2016, the main deck lounge area with an American bar leads into a warm and elegant dining room finished with wood and carpet flooring, and beautiful soft fabrics. The spacious dining room seats all guests in a single, unassigned seating and allows for spectacular views around you, while dining in an elegant environment. Food is served at the table or displayed on the state of the art hot and cold buffet which also includes an "a la minute cooking" section. UPPER DECK OUTDOOR LOUNGE AREA Guests on Galileo enjoy the shaded outdoor area with an outdoor bar where they can relax enjoying the most breath-taking sea views. SUN DECK The vessel features a Sun Deck with a sitting area to relax and enjoy unobstructed views and with ample Sun loungers' space to sunbathe under the Mediterranean sun. In the evening you can watch the sunset, enjoy a drink overlooking the stars. Guests on the Galileo enjoy the shaded outdoor Bar area at the Upper Deck as well as the Sun Deck.
Departures 2017: April 21*, 28* - May 5, 12, 26 - June 9, 16, 23, 30 - July 7, 14, 21, 28 - August 4, 11, 18, 25 - September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - October 6, 13. JEWELS OF THE CYCLADES CRUISES 2017 ON THE M/S GALILEO FRIDAY DEPARTURES 7-NIGHTS/8-DAYS FROM ATHENS TO ATHENS, GREECE DAY 1 - FRIDAY / ATHENS - POROS GREECE Embarkation at Marina Zea in Athens, between 2-3 pm. Enjoy a welcome drink and meet your crew and fellow passengers. Sail for Poros for a short 3 hours visit, before set sail to Poliegos. Overnight at sea. DAY 2 - SATURDAY / POLIEGOS - FOLEGANDROS GREECE Morning arrival in Poliegos, a very small island known for its amazing beaches. Morning swim stop followed by a BBQ on deck. Afternoon sailing to Folegandros, one of the most amazing and less known islands in the Aegean Sea. Walk the amazing Upper city and dine at one of the traditional Greek tavernas. Overnight in Folegandros. DAY 3 - SUNDAY / SANTORINI GREECE Early in the morning depart for Santorini. Morning arrival at Santorini (occasionally at anchor) to explore its unique capital Fira. Optional Excursion to Akrotiti excavations and a tour of the villages including the small beautiful village of Oia known for its breath-taking view over the caldera. Overnight in Santorini. DAY 4 - MONDAY / ANTIPAROS - PAROS GREECE In the morning you will enjoy a swim stop in an enchanting bay of Antiparos . Early noon arrival in Paros. Visit Parikia and the quaint village of Naoussa. Time to have a fun night and show us your dancing skills during our famous Greek Night. Overnight in Paros. DAY 5 - TUESDAY DELOS - MYKONOS GREECE Optional morning tour to the unique archaeological site of Delos, antiquity¡¯s most sacred island. Later on, we stop at one of Mykonos beautiful bays for swimming off the ship before sailing into the port of Mykonos. The island of the jet setters is yours to explore and the night is young. Overnight in Mykonos. DAY 6 - WEDNESDAY / MYKONOS - SYROS GREECE After a morning swim we will arrive in Syros, the capital of the Cycladic islands where you can enjoy one of its beautiful sandy beaches or walk through town and enjoy the unique architecture of the buildings. Overnight in Syros. DAY 7 - THURSDAY / KYTHNOS - CAPE SOUNION - ATHENS GREECE In the morning we will arrive in Kythnos where you will enjoy a swim in Kolones bay and will then set sail for Marina Zea where we will arrive in the late afternoon via Cape Sounion, the temple of Poseidon. Captain's Farewell Dinner and overnight in Marina Zea. IMPORTANT NOTE: Itineraries may change at the discretion of the Supplier or the Vessel's Captain in case of adverse weather conditions. Winds of 6/7 beaufort or more depending on the vessel or port authorities not allowing a vessel to leave port or in case of extraordinary conditions. Such itinerary changes will not entitle passengers to any refund by the Supplier.
Ship Information - MS GALILEO
M/S GALILEO (MOTOR SAILER) The 48 meter M/S Galileo is a classic steel hull motor sailer, with spacious and well-appointed interiors renovated in 2016. GENERAL INFORMATION: Length: 48 m (157 ft.) Launched: 1997 - Rebuilt: 2007 - Renovated: 2016 Cabins: 25 Capacity: 49 passengers Crew: 16-18 The M/S Galileo, built with the most stringent safety regulations, was launched in 1992 and was fully rebuilt in 2007. The latest renovation works of the M/S Galileo took place between November 2015 - March 2016 and included significant upgrading of the guest accommodations as well as the indoor & outdoor public areas. The elegant Galileo has operated cruises in the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean. The Galileo is always sailing under motors. Sails are occasionally used when weather and route allows. Service on board is provided by your Captain, the Cruise Coordinator and your experienced Marine and Hotel crew members.
Inclusions during the Cruise
Accommodation in double or twin cabins with private SH/WC & air conditioning. Half-board: Buffet breakfast and one main meal daily, including a Welcome Cocktail, a Greek night evening, fun BBQ (weather permitting) and Captain's dinner. Regular (filter) coffee, tea and drinking water free all day. Use of fishing and snorkelling equipment (subject to availability). English-Speaking Cruise Escort. NOT INCLUDED: Beverages (except those mentioned above) - Laundry - Spa (where applicable) - Boutique items - Gratuities (gratuities are optional, but as a rule, satisfied guests are expected to give to the Captain, at the end of the cruise, approximately Euro€ 10-12 per person per day for distribution among all crew members) - Medical expenses - Shore excursions on the islands or other land arrangements - Crew tips - Passenger personal expenses - Wi-Fi (available at a charge) - expenditures incurred ashore - Anything not mentioned in cruise program.
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